Hello All - New user here - but I'm stuck!

Hi every one,
I’m from the UK and a computer user and music lover.
I’ve just signed up to the forum after trying to use Beets over the week end.
I’m using Peppermint OS9 and I installed Beets using the pep software installer and it was V1.4.6-2.
I have created 3 folders in my Music folder thus:-

And my config file looks like this:-
directory: ~/Music/NewMusic
library: ~/Music/NewMusicDB/musiclibrary.db
move: yes

So from what I’ve read so far, If I move my music folders or files into ‘OldMusic’ and run in a terminal this command:-

beet import ~/Music/OldMusic/

Beets should go through, correct and move my music to the ‘NewMusic’ folder, - yes?
This is where it goes wrong because all I get is a response in terminal saying:-

name@name ~ beet import ~/Music/OldMusic/ No files imported from /home/name/Music/OldMusic name@name ~

Please can someone tell me what is wrong, or what I am doing wrong. I would dearly love to get this working as I’ve heard nothing but all good things about it.

Regards to all

N.B. I upgraded to V1.4.7 today using ‘pip install -U beets’ - but first I was prompted to install pip. This all went OK without any errors, - But I still get the same result.


As a suggestion, it helps if you post your full config file in a properly formatted way. That way, we can see if the issue is syntactical in nature. Copy and paste into the text editor, highlight what you just copied and click the button that looks like </> in the edit menu.

I suck at using beets, but this little set up is integral to getting the best help available :blush:

Ok, Thanks nohface.
Like this - here is my current config.yaml file.

directory: ~/Music/NewMusic
library: ~/Music/NewMusicDB/musiclibrary.db
move: yes

Does this look right?
Very basic I know, but at the moment I just want it to work, and as I learn more, I can add more to it.

As a re-cap this is what I’m getting:-

name@name ~ $ beet import ~/Music/OldMusic/
No files imported from /home/roybob/Music/OldMusic
name@name ~ $ 


That all looks reasonable to me! That message means that beets couldn’t find any music in that directory. Can you ls -R it? Is there anything interesting in verbose mode?

Hi Adrian,
I think I’ve found the problem. - I use wav files as my storage medium which as you say beets doesn’t seem to be able to see.
Last night I removed my wav albums and copied a ‘scratch’ folder of different music file extensions (eg mp3 mp4 etc) into my ‘OldMusic’ folder, and beets was working OK with these.
So i guess my question now is:- Does Beets handle wav files?


Is this what you meant by - ‘ls -R’ ?

roybob@roybob ~/Music/OldMusic $ ls -R

'Billy Paul - Your Song .m4a'
'Black Stone Cherry - Like I Roll.mp3'
"Blue Oyster Cult - Don't Fear The Reaper.m4a"
'Blue Swede - Hooked On A Feeling .m4a'
'Bob Dylan - Hurricane.m4a'
'Bob Dylan - Just Like A Woman.mp3'
'Bob Dylan - Knockin On Heavens Door.mp3'
'Bob Dylan - Lay Lady Lay.mp3'
'Bob Dylan - Positively 4th Street.mp3'
'Bob Seager - Night Moves.mp3'
'Boomtown Rats - Rat Trap .m4a'
"Boston - Don't Look Back.m4a"
'Boston - More Than A Feeling .m4a'
'Bruce Sprinsteen - The River .m4a'
'Bryan Adams - Run To You.mp3'
'Cat Stevens - Peace Train.m4a'
'Cat Stevens - The First Cut Is The Deepest.mp3'
'Cat Stevens - Wild World.mp3'
"Chaka Khan - Ain't Nobody .m4a"
'Charlie Puth - See You Again .m4a'
'Chris De Burgh - A Spaceman Came Travelling.mp3'
'Chris De Burgh - Dont Pay The Ferryman.mp3'
'Climax Blues Band - Couldnt Get It  Right.mp3'
'Cream - Badge.mp3'
'Cream - Sunshine Of Your Love.mp3'
'Creedence Clearwater Revival - Fortunate Son.m4a'
'Crosby Stills & Nash - Southern Cross.m4a'
'Curtis Mayfield - Move On Up  .m4a'
'Curved Air - Back Street Luv .m4a'
'Darius Rucker - Heartbreak Road.mp3'
'Darius Rucker - Wagon Wheel.mp3'
'Dave Brubeck - Take Five.m4a'
'Deep Purple - Black Night.mp3'
'Deep Purple - Smoke On The Water.mp3'
'Deep Purple - Woman From Tokyo .mp3'
'Detroit Emeralds - Feel The Need In Me .m4a'
'Detroit Emeralds - You Want It You Got It .m4a'
'Dire Straits - Brothers In Arms.mp3'
'Dire Straits - Lady Writer.mp3'
'Dire Straits - Money For Nothing.mp3'
'Dire Straits - Romeo And Juliet.mp3'
'Dire Straits - So Far Away.mp3'
'Dire Straits - Sultans Of Swing.mp3'
'Dire Straits - tunnel Of Love.mp3'
'Disturbed - The Sound Of Silence .m4a'
'Django Django - Default .m4a'
'DNCE - Cake By The Ocean  .m4a'
'Don Henley - All She Wants To Do Is Dance .m4a'
'Don Henley - Sunset Grill.mp3'
'Don Henly - Dirty Laundry.mp3'
'Don McLean - American Pie.mp3'
'Don McLean - Vincent.mp3'
'Donna Summer - I Feel Love.mp3'
'Donna Summer - State Of Independence.mp3'
'Drake - Hotline Bling .m4a'
'Dr. John - I Walk On Guilded Splinters .m4a'
'Dr John - Right Place Wrong Time .mp3'
'Earth Wind & Fire - Boogie Wonderland.mp3'
'East Of Eden - Jig A Jig.m4a'
'Ed Sheeran - Lay It All On Me .m4a'
'Ed Sheeran - Photograph .mp3'
'Ed Sheeran - Sing.mp3'
'Ed Sheeran -Thinking Out Loud.mp3'
'Edwin Starr - War.mp3'
'Elton John - Madman Across The Water_.m4a'
'Elvin Bishop - Fooled Around & Fell In Love .m4a'
'Emotions - Best Of My Love  .m4a'
'Eric Clapton - Bad Love.m4a'
'Eric Clapton - Layla Acoustic.mp3'
'Eric Clapton - Promises .m4a'
'Eric Clapton - Tears in Heaven .m4a'
'Eric Clapton - Wonderful Tonight .m4a'
'Exile - Kiss You All Over.mp3'
'Falco - Rock Me Amadeus.mp3'
'Family - Burlesque .m4a'
'Focus - Sylvia.m4a'
'Fools Garden - Lemon Tree.mp3'
'Foreigner - Cold As Ice .m4a'
'Foreigner - Hot Blooded  .m4a'
'Foreigner - Urgent .mp3'
'Foreigner - Want To Know What Love Is .mp3'
'Free - All Right Now_.m4a'
'Free - My Brother Jake.mp3'
'Free - Wishing Well.m4a'
'GarryOwen - Original Lyrics~7th Cavalry Regimental March__AAC_128k.m4a'
'George Benson - Give Me The Night .m4a'
'George Benson  - On Broadway .m4a'
'George Ezra - Budapest.mp3'
'George Harrison - My Sweet Lord .m4a'
'George Thorogood & The Destroyers - Bad To The Bone.mp3'
'Gerry Rafferty - Baker Street.m4a'
'Golden Earring - Radar Love.m4a'
'Gordon Lightfoot - The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald .m4a'
'Graham Nash - Military Madness.m4a'
'Greg Lake - I Belive In Father Christmas.mp3'
'Herb Alpert - Rise.mp3'
'Hot Chocolate - Brother Louie.mp3'
'Hot Chocolate - Emma.mp3'
'Hozier - Take Me To Church .mp3'
'Imagine Dragons - I Bet My Life .mp3'
'Jackson Browne - Doctor My Eyes.m4a'
'Jackson Browne - Lawyers In Love.mp3'
'Jackson Browne - Running On Empty.mp3'
'Jackson Browne - Somebodys Baby.mp3'
'Jackson Browne - Stay.m4a'
'James Bay - Hold back the river  .m4a'
'Jefferson Starship -  Jane  .m4a'
'Jimi Hendrix - All Along The Watchtower.m4a'
'Jimi Hendrix - Hey Joe .m4a'
'Jimi Hendrix - Voodoo Child.m4a'
'Jimmy Radcliffe - Long After Tonight Is All Over .m4a'
'JJ Cale - Boiling Pot.m4a'
"JJ Cale - I'll Make Love To You Anytime.m4a"
'JJ Cale - Sensitive Kind.m4a'
'JJ Cale - Thirteen Days.m4a'
'Joan Armatrading - Love And Affection.mp3'
'Joe Bonamassa - Different Shades Of Blue .m4a'
'Joe Bonamassa - Driving Towards The Daylight .m4a'
'Joe Bonamassa - One Last Soul  .mp3'
'Joe Cocker - Delta Lady.mp3'
'Joe Cocker -  With A Little Help From My Friends.mp3'
"Joe Walsh - Life's Been Good  .m4a"
'Joe Walsh - Rocky Mountain Way  .m4a'
'John Couger - Hurts So Good.mp3'
'John Couger -Jack & Diane.mp3'
'John Couger - Pink Houses.mp3'
'John Couger - Small  Town Acoustic.mp3'
'John Couger - Small Town.mp3'
'John Couger - Wild Night .m4a'
'John Legend - All Of Me .m4a'
'Johnny Cash - Hurt  .m4a'
'Jo Jo Gunne - Run Run Run .m4a'
'Josh Groban - You Are Loved  .m4a'
'Jr. Walker & The All Stars - Walk In The Night .m4a'
'Kansas - Carry On My Wayward Son.m4a'
'Kongos - Come With Me Now  .m4a'
'Labi Siffre - Something Inside So Strong .m4a'
'Led Zeppelin - Stairway To Heaven.mp3'
'Lenny Kravitz - Fly Away .m4a'
'Leonard Cohen - So Long Marianne.mp3'
'Leonard Cohen - Suzanne.mp3'
'Linda Ronstadt - Its So Easy.mp3'
'Lindisfarne - Fog On The Tyne .m4a'
'Lindisfarne - Lady Eleanor  .m4a'
'Lindisfarne - Meet Me On The Corner .m4a'
'Lorde - Royals.mp3'
'Lorraine Ellison - Stay With Me.m4a'
'Louis Armstrong - What A Wonderful World.mp3'
'Lynyrd Skynyrd - Freebird.mp3'
'Lynyrd Skynyrd - Gimme Back My Bullets.mp3'
'Lynyrd Skynyrd - Simple Man.mp3'
'Lynyrd Skynyrd - Sweet Home Alabama.m4a'
'Macy Gray - I Try.mp3'
'Manfred Manns Earth Band - Blinded By The Light.mp3'
'Marc Cohn - Walking In Memphis.mp3'
'Maria Muldaur - Midnight At The Oasis .m4a'
'Mark Ronson - Uptown Funk ft. Bruno Mars.m4a'
'Men At Work - Down Under.m4a'
'Mick Jagger - Just Another Night .m4a'
'Mike Post - Hill Street Blues.mp3'
'Mike Post - The Rockford Files.mp3'
'Mr.Mister - Broken Wings.mp3'
'Mr. Mister - Kyrie.mp3'
'Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats - Look It Here__AAC_128k.m4a'
'Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats - Howling At Nothing__AAC_128k.m4a'
'Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats - S.O.B. (Official)__AAC_128k.m4a'
'Neil Young - Heart Of Gold .mp3'
"Neil Young - Rockin' In The Free World .m4a"
'New Order - Blue Monday.mp3'
'Oasis - Dont Look Back In Anger.mp3'
'Oasis - Wonderwall.mp3'
'Odyssey - Going Back To My Roots.mp3'
'Otis Taylor - Ten Million Slaves .m4a'
'Passenger - Let Her Go.mp3'
'Pat Benatar - Hit Me With Your Best Shot.mp3'
'Patti Smith - Because the Night.m4a'
'Pearl And The Beard - Sweetness .mp3'
'Peter Sarstedt - Where Do You Go To My Lovely  .m4a'
'Phil Collins - In The Air Tonight.mp3'
'Pink Floyd - Money.mp3'
'Pink Floyd - Time.mp3'
'Rainbow - I Surrender.mp3'
'Rainbow - Since You Been Gone.mp3'
'Rainbow - Stone Cold.mp3'
'Redbone - Come And Get Your Love.m4a'
'Red Hot Chili Peppers - UnderThe Bridge .mp3'
'R.E.M. - Everybody Hurts.mp3'
'R.E.M. - Orange Crush.mp3'
'REO Speedwagon - Take It On The Run.mp3'
'Rickie Lee Jones - Chuck Es In Love .m4a'
'Robbie Williams - Angels.mp3'
'Roberta Flack - The First Time Ever I Saw  Your Face.mp3'
'Robert Palmer - Bad Case Of Loving You.mp3'
'Robert Palmer - Every Kind Of People .m4a'
'Robert Palmer - Sneakin Sally Through The Alley  .m4a'
'Robin Thicke - Blurred Lines .mp3'
'Rod Stewart & The Faces Cindy Incidentally .m4a'
'Rod Stewart & The Faces - Stay With Me.m4a'
'Roxy Music - Do The Strand.mp3'
'Ryan Paris - Dolce Vita.mp3'
'Sad Cafe - Every Day Hurts.mp3'
'Sad Cafe - My Oh My.mp3'
'Sam & Dave - Hold On Im Coming.mp3'
'Sam Smith - Lay Me Down .mp3'
'Sam Smith - Stay With Me.mp3'
'Scorpions - Wind Of Change.mp3'
'Sheppard - Geronimo .mp3'
"Sinead O'Connor - Mandinka .m4a"
'Sly & The Family Stone - Dance To The Music .m4a'
'Starship - Somebody To Love.mp3'
'Starship - We Built This City.m4a'
'Stealers Wheel - Stuck In The Middle With You .m4a'
'Steely Dan - Black Friday .m4a'
'Steely Dan - Dirty Work .m4a'
'Steely Dan - Do It Again .m4a'
'Steely Dan - FM  .m4a'
'Steely Dan - Peg .m4a'
"Steely Dan - Reelin' In The Years .m4a"
'Steely Dan - Rikki Dont Lose That Number .m4a'
'Styx - Renegade.m4a'
'Supertramp - Give A Little Bit .m4a'
'Supertramp - The Logical Song.mp3'
'Tasmin Archer - Sleeping Satellite.mp3'
"Ten Years After - I'd Love To Change The World.m4a"
'The Animals - We Gotta Get Out Of This Place.mp3'
"The Babys - Isn't It Time.m4a"
'The Babys - Mising You .mp3'
'The Band - The Weight.mp3'
'The Beatles - Help.mp3'
'The Beatles - Hey Jude.mp3'
'The Beatles - In My Life.mp3'
'The Beatles - Let It Be.mp3'
'The Beatles - Norwegian Wood.mp3'
'The Beatles - The Long And Winding Road.mp3'
'The Beatles - Yesterday.mp3'
'The Box tops - The Letter.mp3'
'The Cars - Just What I Needed .m4a'
"The Cars - My Best Friend's Girl .m4a"
'The Cars - Tonight She Comes.mp3'
'The Clash - Should I Stay Or Should I Go.mp3'
'The Connells - 74-75.mp3'
'The Dave Clark Five - Glad All Over.mp3'
'The Doors - Hello I Love You.m4a'
'The Dubliners - Seven Drunken Nights.mp3'
'The Eagles -  Hotel California .m4a'
'The Guess Who - American Woman  .m4a'
'The Hollies - Long Cool Woman.mp3'
'The Knack - My Sharona .mp3'
'The Lovin Spoonful - Summer In The City.mp3'
"The O'Jays - Love Train .m4a"
'The Outfield - Your Love .m4a'
'The Pogues - Dirty Old Town.mp3'
'The Police - King Of Pain .m4a'
'The Rolling Stones - Beast Of Burden.m4a'
'The Rolling Stones - Brown Sugar.m4a'
'The Rolling Stones - Harlem Shuffle.mp3'
'The Rolling Stones - Honky Tonk Woman .m4a'
'The Rolling Stones - Little Red Rooster.mp3'
'The Rolling Stones - Wild Horses.m4a'
'The Small Faces - Itchycoo Park .mp3'
'The Small Faces - Lazy Sunday Afternoon.mp3'
'The Stones & Jackson - State Of Shock.mp3'
'The Strawbs - Lay Down .m4a'
'The Traveling Wilburys - End Of The Line.mp3'
'The Weekend - Earned It .mp3'
"The White Stripes - I'm Finding It Harder To Be A Gentleman.m4a"
'The Who - Who Are You.mp3'
'The Who - Wont Get Fooled Again.mp3'
'The Zombies -  Time Of The Season.m4a'
'Thin Lizzy - Jailbreak.mp3'
'Thin Lizzy - The Boys Are Back In Town.mp3'
'Thomas Rhett - Die A Happy Man .m4a'
'Thunder - Low Life In High Places.m4a'
'Tommy Tutone - Jenny 8675309.m4a'
"Tom Petty - Free Fallin'.m4a"
"Tom Petty  - I Won't Back Down.m4a"
"Tom Petty -  Runnin' Down A Dream.m4a"
'Toploader - Achilles Heel .m4a'
'Toploader - DancingIn The Moonlight .m4a'
'Toto - Africa.mp3'
'Tracy Chapman - Fast Car.mp3'
'Tramps - Disco Inferno.mp3'
'Tyrese Ft. Jennifer Hudson - Shame .m4a'
"U2 - I still haven't found what I'm looking for .m4a"
'Ugly Kid Joe - Cats In The Cradle .mp3'
'Van Halen - Panama.m4a'
"Van Halen - Runnin' With The Devil.m4a"
'Walk The Moon - Shut Up And Dance .m4a'
'Wang Chung - Everybody Have Fun Tonight .m4a'
'War - Low Rider.mp3'
'Warren Zevon - Roland The Headless Thompson Gunner.m4a'
'Warren Zevon - Werewolves Of London.m4a'
'Wild Cherry - Play That Funky Music  .m4a'
'Womack & Womack - Love Wars .m4a'
'Womack & Womack - Teardrops .m4a'
'X Ambassadors - Renegades .m4a'
'ZZ Ward - Blue Eyes Blind .m4a'
'ZZ Ward - Got It Bad .mp3'
'ZZ Ward - If I Could Be Her .m4a'
'ZZ Ward - Move Like U Stole It .m4a'
'ZZ Ward - Put The Gun Down .m4a'

Aha! No, we don’t support wav files (because they don’t support metadata tags in a standardized way).

OK, thanks anyway.

Where do you see wav files? I only see mp3 and m4a files listed in the files posted from ls.

Hi stringedonbass,

There are no wav’s listed in my posting because I removed them when I tried the mp3 and m4a files.
That was when i realized That Beets may not work with wav.